Radio Advertising Bureau’s Erica Farber will be the keynote speaker at this year’s RAIN Summit West, Sunday, April 7th in Las Vegas, during the week of the NAB Show, RAIN: Radio And Internet Newsletter (www.kurthanson.com) publisher Kurt Hanson and RAIN Summits President Jennifer Lane announced today.
A co-located education program of the NAB Show, RAIN Summit West is the premiere educational and networking event for Internet radio. Now in its 12th year, the summit focuses on the intersection of radio and the Internet, and is geared to both broadcasters on the Web (like iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Radio and CBS Radio), and Internet-only webcasters (Pandora and AccuRadio). Previous keynote speakers at RAIN Summits include ESPN senior vice president Traug Keller, Pandora founder Tim Westergren, Hubbard Broadcasting (at the time Bonneville International) president and CEO Bruce Reese, NPR SVP/Digital Media Kinsey Wilson, and Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy.
As president and CEO of the RAB, Farber leads Radio’s advocacy efforts by helping to drive business, grow advertising revenue, and communicate Radio’s digital transition. In her keynote address at RAIN Summit West, Farber will offer her perspectives on radio’s digital initiatives and prospects for the future. The former publisher of Radio and Records, Ms. Farber received an American Broadcast Pioneer Award from the Broadcasters’ Foundation and has consistently been voted one of “The Most Influential Women in Radio.”
RAIN Summits will announce more speakers and panel topics in the coming weeks. RAIN Summit West concludes with the always-anticipated tradition of the poolside RAIN Reader Cocktail Party. RAIN Summit West will be located on-site at the NAB Show this year at the former Las Vegas Hilton, now called LVH ““ Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.